Malaysia

  • Pandelela overcomes wobbly start to finish 12th in Tokyo Olympics 10m platform dive

    17 hours ago

    Pandelela overcomes wobbly start to finish 12th in Tokyo Olympics 10m platform dive

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― Malaysia’s diving campaign at the Tokyo Olympics came to an end today when sole survivor Pandelela Rinong finished 12th in the finals of the women’s...

  • Comfort Gloves’ unit suspends operations in Perak factories due to enforced EMCO

    13 hours ago

    Comfort Gloves’ unit suspends operations in Perak factories due to enforced EMCO

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― Comfort Gloves Bhd’s wholly owned subsidiary Comfort Rubber Gloves Industries Sdn Bhd is suspending the operations of its factories in Matang and Simpang...

  • Selangor Sultan orders trials on corruption cases to be sped up

    14 hours ago

    Selangor Sultan orders trials on corruption cases to be sped up

    SHAH ALAM, Aug 5 ― The Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah today ordered the trials of corruption cases to be speeded up. His Highness said courts should not...

  • High Court to decide detained Iranian national’s habeas corpus application on Aug 24

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    High Court to decide detained Iranian national’s habeas corpus application on Aug 24

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 — Iranian national Mohammadhossein Samadi will hear the decision on his habeas corpus application for his immediate release from alleged unlawful detention...

  • Tok Pa: Pre-parliamentary sitting period should be used to stabilise country

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    Tok Pa: Pre-parliamentary sitting period should be used to stabilise country

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― The one month before the coming parliamentary sitting should be used as best as possible to reach consensus and put the country in a more stable position,...

  • Hishammuddin: Asean envoy to Myanmar must have full access to all parties

    13 hours ago

    Hishammuddin: Asean envoy to Myanmar must have full access to all parties

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― The newly appointed Asean Special Envoy to Myanmar Erywan Mohd Yusof must be given full access to all parties in the country in the effort to help address...

  • Hishammuddin: EMCO in five localities in Sabah, Kelantan, Kedah and Pahang

    14 hours ago

    Hishammuddin: EMCO in five localities in Sabah, Kelantan, Kedah and Pahang

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― Five localities in Sabah, Kelantan, Kedah and Pahang have been subjected to the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) effective August 6-20. Senior...

  • Covid-19: Govt targets to vaccinate 40pc of Johor’s adult population by Aug 31, says Muhyiddin

    14 hours ago

    Covid-19: Govt targets to vaccinate 40pc of Johor’s adult population by Aug 31, says Muhyiddin

    MUAR, Aug 5 ― The federal government is targeting to get at least 40 per cent of Johor’s adult population inoculated by August 31 as it ramps up Covid-19 vaccination in the...

  • Health Ministry: Covid-19 vaccine procurement corruption allegations baseless

    14 hours ago

    Health Ministry: Covid-19 vaccine procurement corruption allegations baseless

    PUTRAJAYA, Aug 5 ― The Health Ministry (MOH) today described as baseless, allegations that the procurement of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine and its registration were not made...

  • Prosecutor: RM114m-worth of seized assets in 1MDB forfeiture case returned to Umno, Najib

    17 hours ago

    Prosecutor: RM114m-worth of seized assets in 1MDB forfeiture case returned to Umno, Najib

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― Some RM114 million in seized cash and assets from a raid at the Pavilion residences on May 17, 2018, have reportedly been returned to former prime minister...

  • Finance minister: National Employment Council has created 320,000 jobs

    15 hours ago

    Finance minister: National Employment Council has created 320,000 jobs

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― The government has helped create 320,000 jobs so far through the National Employment Council (NEC) initiative, Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul...

  • Don’t let political crisis disrupt govt efforts in fighting Covid-19, says PAS deputy president

    14 hours ago

    Don’t let political crisis disrupt govt efforts in fighting Covid-19, says PAS deputy president

    KOTA BARU, Aug 5 ― The current political crisis in Malaysia, if left unchecked, could disrupt the efforts of the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government in dealing with the Covid-19...

  • Three more MPs give statements to police on rally

    14 hours ago

    Three more MPs give statements to police on rally

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― Three more members of parliament (MPs) have given their statements to  police in connection with a rally by opposition elected representatives here on...

  • Increase spending on healthcare system to address future pandemics, Malaysian infectious diseases expert Dr Adeeba tells govt

    16 hours ago

    Increase spending on healthcare system to address future pandemics, Malaysian infectious diseases expert Dr Adeeba tells govt

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― The Malaysian government should be spending about seven to eight per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) to improve the healthcare system,...

  • Putrajaya’s measures to contain Covid-19 resulted in wages falling by 9pc, says Stats Dept

    17 hours ago

    Putrajaya’s measures to contain Covid-19 resulted in wages falling by 9pc, says Stats Dept

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― The federal government’s move to introduce containment measures such as the movement control order (MCO) has had a profound negative impact on the...

  • PAS chides Muafakat ally Umno for sowing discord among Muslim community with Perikatan snub

    17 hours ago

    PAS chides Muafakat ally Umno for sowing discord among Muslim community with Perikatan snub

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― PAS deputy president Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man slammed Umno and its president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today for yanking support for the...

  • PM ‘legally obliged’ to divulge those who sought his intervention in criminal cases, says Malaysia Bar

    16 hours ago

    PM ‘legally obliged’ to divulge those who sought his intervention in criminal cases, says Malaysia Bar

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 — The Malaysian Bar today called on Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to disclose the names of people he claimed had asked him to intervene in criminal...

  • Cops seek eyewitnesses of crash along Damansara-Puchong highway involving food delivery rider

    15 hours ago

    Cops seek eyewitnesses of crash along Damansara-Puchong highway involving food delivery rider

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― Police are seeking eye-witnesses to assist in the investigation into an accident along the Damansara-Puchong Highway on July 25 that has left a food...

  • Malaysians expected to be allowed to perform umrah this year, says religious affairs minister

    16 hours ago

    Malaysians expected to be allowed to perform umrah this year, says religious affairs minister

    MARANG, Aug 5 ― Malaysians are expected to be allowed to visit Saudi Arabia, including to perform the umrah pilgrimage this year, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s...

  • Stats Dept: Eight states’ GDP shrank at a smaller rate compared to Malaysia's last year amid pandemic

    17 hours ago

    Stats Dept: Eight states’ GDP shrank at a smaller rate compared to Malaysia's last year amid pandemic

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic which saw a decline across major economic sectors nationwide, eight states have recorded better gross domestic product...

  • DAP calls for Operation Surge Capacity to be implemented nationwide

    18 hours ago

    DAP calls for Operation Surge Capacity to be implemented nationwide

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has urged the government to treat the country’s current Covid-19 situation as it had done in the Klang Valley via the...

  • Report: No prosecution against teacher alleged to have joked about rape in class

    18 hours ago

    Report: No prosecution against teacher alleged to have joked about rape in class

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― The public prosecutor will not be pressing charges against a teacher alleged to have made rape jokes in a classroom with student of mixed genders back in...

  • Be more sensitive, you have state power now because of our backing, Perak PN tells Umno counterpart amid federal row

    18 hours ago

    Be more sensitive, you have state power now because of our backing, Perak PN tells Umno counterpart amid federal row

    IPOH, Aug 5 — Perak Perikatan Nasional (PN) today chided its Umno counterpart for urging its MPs in the state to withdraw support for Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s...

  • Perak Bersatu denies Ahmad Faizal is PM’s adviser as claimed in circulating poster

    19 hours ago

    Perak Bersatu denies Ahmad Faizal is PM’s adviser as claimed in circulating poster

    IPOH, Aug 5 ― Perak Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) today denied that its chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu has been appointed adviser to Prime Minister Tan Sri...

  • Pakatan accuses Muhyiddin of ‘confusing’ Agong over Parliament majority, calls for censure

    19 hours ago

    Pakatan accuses Muhyiddin of ‘confusing’ Agong over Parliament majority, calls for censure

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― Pakatan Harapan claimed that Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin had confused Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah...

  • 20 hours ago

    Sarawak party leader urges use of Covid-19 antigen test kits if mandatory testing reintroduced in Bintulu

    BINTULU, Aug 5 ― The Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kit (RTK) should be used if the mandatory swab test is reintroduced in the Bintulu division, said Persatuan Anaq Vaie Bintulu...

  • Covid-19 fatalities in Sarawak dropped in July despite rise in Delta cases, says minister

    20 hours ago

    Covid-19 fatalities in Sarawak dropped in July despite rise in Delta cases, says minister

    KUCHING, Aug 5 ― Sarawak’s Covid-19 fatalities dropped to 2.23 deaths per day last month despite the Delta variant being detected, said State Disaster Management Committee...

  • Dr Sim: 23.5pc of Covid-19 patients requiring hospitalisation in Sarawak yesterday fully vaccinated

    20 hours ago

    Dr Sim: 23.5pc of Covid-19 patients requiring hospitalisation in Sarawak yesterday fully vaccinated

    KUCHING, Aug 5 ― Some 270 individuals or 23.5 per cent of the 1,146 Covid-19 cases that required hospitalisation yesterday (Aug 4) had been fully vaccinated, said State Disaster...

  • Ex-minister Syed Saddiq claims trial to laundering RM100,000 in JB

    20 hours ago

    Ex-minister Syed Saddiq claims trial to laundering RM100,000 in JB

    JOHOR BARU, Aug 5 ― Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman pled not guilty today to two counts of money laundering totalling RM100,000 at the Sessions Court here. The two charges...

  • Malaysian diver Pandelela through to women’s 10m platform final at Tokyo Olympics

    21 hours ago

    Malaysian diver Pandelela through to women’s 10m platform final at Tokyo Olympics

    TOKYO, Aug 5 ― Malaysian diving ace Pandelela Rinong kept her medal hopes alive in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after qualifying for the women’s 10-metre (m) platform...

  • Muar MP Syed Saddiq arrives at JB court to face money laundering charge

    21 hours ago

    Muar MP Syed Saddiq arrives at JB court to face money laundering charge

    JOHOR BARU, Aug 5 ― Muar MP Syed Saddiq Abdul Rahman arrived at the Johor Baru Sessions Court today to face charges under the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti Terrorism Financing and...

  • Defying BN ally Umno, MCA announces support for Perikatan until GE15

    21 hours ago

    Defying BN ally Umno, MCA announces support for Perikatan until GE15

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― MCA said today it fully supports the current Perikatan Nasional (PN) government until the next general election, in contrast to its Barisan Nasional (BN)...

  • Tony Pua warns of Umno takeover should Perikatan fall, suggests ‘tolerating’ Muhyiddin’s govt until GE15

    22 hours ago

    Tony Pua warns of Umno takeover should Perikatan fall, suggests ‘tolerating’ Muhyiddin’s govt until GE15

    KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― DAP’s Tony Pua has urged observers and industry players to think hard as to what may happen in the next few weeks should Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin...